1492. Centropus sinensis parroti

(1492) Centropus sinensis parroti Stresemann.
THE SOUTHERN CROW-PHEASANT.
Centropus sinensis parroti, Fauna. B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 192.
The Southern Crow-Pheasant is found in Ceylon and in South¬-Western India South of the range of the Northern Crow-Pheasant and the preceding bird. Its range in South-East India has not yet been worked out.
In Ceylon this Crow-Pheasant breeds from March to September.
The nest seems to be sometimes a very deep cup and not domed. Tunnard took two or three nests of this description on the Norwood Estate in the Central Province, one in a seed Tea-bush 15 feet from the ground and the other in a Grevillea-tree.
In Travancore, where Bourdillon says this Cuckoo is very common, the nests were “large round nests of twigs etc. 5 to 10 feet from the ground in bushes.” Phillips (Ceylon), Kinloch (Nelliampathy Hills), Pitman (Chanda), Vidal (South Konkan) and Miss Cockburn (Nilgiris) all describe the nests as being domed.
The complete complement of eggs is two to four, though the latter number never seems to be laid in Ceylon.
Thirty eggs average 36.2 x 26.3 mm. : maxima 40.3 x 30.1 and 30.2 x 30.8 mm. ; minima 32.3 x 24.0 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1492. Centropus sinensis parroti
Spp Author: 
Stresemann.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1492
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
370
Common name: 
Sourn Crow Pheasant
M_ID: 
5940
M_SN: 
Centropus sinensis parroti
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14619

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